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Possessing a physical nature; having an objective, tangible existence; being capable of perception by touch and sight.

Under Common Law, corporeal hereditaments are physical objects encompassed in land, including the land itself and any tangible object on it, that can be inherited.

Corporeal is the opposite of incorporeal, that which exists but is incapable of physical manifestation, as in the right to bring a lawsuit.

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having a physical body, tangible.
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Finding Clarissa's hymen becomes so important for Lovelace because he has begun to suspect that she has the penis: "the haughty beauty will not refuse me, when her pride of being corporeally inviolate is brought down: when she can tell no tales" (879).
Susan's ubiquitous, decidedly unmanageable body after death, appearing as it does instantly on both sides of Frank's bed (albeit as a ghost, but a ghost very corporeally staged) so that he cannot even turn away from it, and then staring on him moments later from her coffin, effectively severs the ties between unruly female speech and an unruly female body.
Slavery is a physical condition--it affects the body on a base level; therefore it changes, subtly or corporeally, one's body (as well as one's perception of his or her body).
In the violent death of the Model, Hawthorne dramatizes what sorts of physical experiments an active Platonism demands, what happens when an idealist solution is corporeally applied to an undesirable Lucretian situation.
Ape makes the man, obviously not corporeally, but through appropriating the significance of the individual/body in socio-political relations.
At the MCA, it was therefore impossible not to perceive Adjaye's airy, light-infused building anew--to experience the space in a corporeally different way and to recalibrate how the building's features interrelate.
(4) Batty advises that because the body is fed corporeally, and the soul is nourished by the word of truth, rejection of substantial food assists one's consumption and digestion of truth.
Robinson similarly implies women's superior virtue when she defines the difference between female and male passions: "The fact is simply this: the passions of men originate in sensuality; those of women, in sentiment: man loves corporeally, woman mentally: which is the nobler creature?" (3).
As Deborah Tannen says, corporeally "there is no unmarked woman" because women's bodies and the choices they make in terms of appearance and self-identification in the public sphere always mark them in specific, gendered ways.
This is that, through his magical intervention, the feast host ensures that the guests do not benefit corporeally from the very considerable efforts he has expended on the preparations for the feast.
If Durant's practice characteristically converts the fruits of research processes into forms and structures that operate as materialized sociopolitical allegories, in Dead Labor Day he compels the viewer to experience, corporeally, the links between present conditions and historical events.